Therefore, Ben being the young intellect that he was, started printing letters and sliding them into his brothers printing shop at night. He wrote under the alias Silence Dogood, and provided criticism towards views of the world, and the rights and treatments of women. Sixteen letters had been published until Ben came out and told James that it was his mere apprentice brother writing these reader loved articles. James's friends thought Ben was quite gifted but this infuriated James to know that his brother was gaining widespread attention through his alias Silence Dogood. Not before long at all Bens older brother was not at good terms with the Puritan leading family the Mathers.
Benjamin’s father had hoped that Benjamin would enter into the clergy but he could not afford for his son to go to school for many years. His love of knowledge made him a great reader, so he read everything he could get his hands on. Franklin worked with his father until he was 12. Then is father decided to have Benjamin become an apprentice to his brother James, James was a printer. Benjamin and his brother James composed pamphlets and set type and Benjamin would sell their stuff in the streets.
Once in Philadelphia he kept working at his trade and made many friends, among whom was Sir William Keith, the provincial governor of Pennsylvania. He talked Franklin into going to London to complete his training as printer and to buy the equipment that he needed to start his own printing business in Philadelphia. Franklin took his advice, and arrived in London on December 1724. Unfortunately he didn’t get certain promised letters of introduction and credit from Keith, and so he found himself without work or money in a strange city. He managed, however, to get work at two of the best printing houses in London, Palmer’s and Watt’s.
Benjamin Franklin was born on Milk Street in Boston on January 17th, 1706. His father was Josiah Franklin, a candle and soap maker. His mother was Abiah Folger and she was Josiah's second wife. Benjamin Franklin was the youngest son of 17 children. Benjamin attended Boston Latin School for two years but did not graduate because of lack of money; however he continued his education by reading great quantities.
His brother would beat and mistreat him often. Even though Franklin was mistreated, working for the paper sparked his interest in literature. By the time Franklin was 16 he had started to write. He knew that his brother would never publish his writings, so Franklin adopted the pseudonym of “Silent Dogood.” He wrote 14 letters to his brothers’ readers under the name of Mrs. Silent Dogood. In 1723 Franklin left Boston.
“But since cutting wicks and smelling tallow made Franklin very unhappy, his father finally agreed that the printing trade might better suit the boy…” (Wood). At the age of twelve, Franklin began printing with his brother, James, in a nine year apprenticeship in order to keep him away from sea (Franklin 12). Franklin suited the difficult practice of printing due in part to his love a reading and sturdy stature (Wood). During his work as a printer, Franklin would often borrow books an... ... middle of paper ... ... mission in England, Franklin returned to the colonies during the American Revolution in 1775. Pennsylvania selected Franklin as their delegate to the Second Continental Congress, which began meeting in Philadelphia that summer.
At one point James Franklin was imprisoned for his liberal statements, and Benjamin carried on the paper himself. Having thus learned to resist oppression, Benjamin refused to suffer his brother's own domineering qualities and in 1723 ran away to Philadelphia (#1). Soon Franklin found a job as a printer. After a year he went to England, where he became a master printer, sowed some wild oats, amazed the locals with his swimming feats, and lived among inspiring writers of London. By 1726 Franklin was tiring of London (#1).
Although Hawthorne was not enthusiastic and hard-working when it came to his schoolwork, he was still an avid reader and writer. His ultimate goal of becoming a successful author stemmed from a childhood leg injury, which left him bedridden for months and gave him time to develop his interest in literature. Now that he was interested, all he needed was a subject to write about. Hawthorne, the sixth generation in a family of American Puritans, was raised by his family to strictly follow his religion. As he grew older, he would soon learn that his family’s connections to Puritanism were stronger than he could have imagined.
Though Ben only had one year of schooling he was educated and loved to read and write. He worked as an apprentice to his brother, James, who was a printer, when he was fifteen years old. At the age of seventeen, Ben ran away and started a new life in Philadelphia as a result of arguments with James. Franklin found work as an apprentice printer and did so well the provincial governor of Pennsylvania promised to set him up a business if he traveled to England to buy supplies. The governor never followed up on his promise and Benjamin was forced to spend several months in England doing print work.
(Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography 1) Growing up in a family with little money, not enough for school, Franklin was sent to be an apprentice for his brother’s printing press. (Ben Franklin The Electric Franklin 1) He worked in his brother’s shop for four years, mastering his skill at type-writing and contributing articles that were popular to The New-England Courant. (Benjamin Franklin 1) These articles were anonymously sent because of Franklin’s fear of his brother’s opinion of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...etire younger, and accomplish other interests. Franklin was a very sacrificial man, always wanting to help others. His list of inventions is numerous, all benefitting early Americans and people around the world today.